December 6, 1929 - February 14, 2017
Mattoon, IL – Eva “Ruth” Kious, age 87, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 2:01 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home. The funeral service in her honor will begin at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2017, at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. Pastor Jeremy Morton will officiate. Interment will follow in Ashgrove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 12:00 p.m. until the service begins. Born December 6, 1929, in Dorans, IL, Ruth was the daughter of William and Letha (Burris) Carter. She married Eldon Dean Kious on September 15, 1953, in Arcola, IL. He passed away August 15, 1999. Survivors include one son, Robert “Bob” Kious and wife Lori of Mattoon, IL; seven grandchildren: David Hill and wife Kimberly of Kentucky, Carrie Crow of Mt. Zion, IL, Keith Hill of Kentucky, Josh Hill of Mt. Zion, IL, Andrew Kious and wife Catrina of San Antonio, TX, Kira Kious of Mattoon, IL, and Stacy Shupe and husband Justin of Mattoon, IL; and thirteen grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Homer, Ralph, and George Carter; one daughter, Barb Hill; one sister, Ruby Essex; and one great-grandson, Shay Hill. Mrs. Kious was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Mattoon. She was a homemaker, a devoted wife, and a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Ruth loved cooking and crocheting. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors and going camping. Memorials in her honor may be made to Lincoln Land Hospice, 1004 Health Center Drive, Mattoon, IL 61938. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with her family.
Mattoon, IL – Eva “Ruth” Kious, age 87, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 2:01 a.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home. The funeral service in her honor will begin at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2017,... View Obituary & Service Information
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